Our community suffered a tragedy one week ago this evening. Seven cheerleaders from Hayden High School were in a car wreck. Three of the girls died and the others went to the hospital, most in serious condition.
My son remarked how one of the girls who died made the announcements every day over the intercom and was funny and enthusiastic. I heard the girls were cutting up and just having fun until the moment of the crash. In the blink of an eye, three young lives were cut short, and the lives of many other were changed drastically.
You should always be prepared to meet God at any time but live life as if you expect to die at a ripe old age. We cannot be so focused on the brevity of life that we do not enjoy our days on Earth but in that enjoyment we must be ready to meet God. Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:1 encourages us to banish worry and anxiety from our hearts, be happy and pursue the things that make you happy BUT do not forget that God will judge you so choose activities that are not sinful. Grow in knowledge and draw closer to Him in your youth.